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How To Conduct Research in the IU Libraries University Archives


The IU Libraries University Archives' primary mission is to collect, organize, make accessible and preserve records documenting Indiana University's origins and development and the activities and achievements of its officers, faculty, students, alumni and benefactors. It is the largest and most comprehensive source of information on the history and culture of Indiana University. 

We invite and encourage public, students, staff, faculty, and researchers to use our collections, whether the purpose is for teaching, research, or pure curiosity. 

IU Archives Reading Room

IU Libraries University Archives Reading Room

General Information


Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm (by appointment only)



Phone: 812-855-1127



Herman B Wells Library, Room E460

1320 E. 10th Street

Bloomington, Indiana 47405

*We are located in the East Tower on the 4th floor.